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Meaning of periphrastic

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; "had a preference for
             circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than
             forthright expression"; "A periphrastic study in a worn-
             out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the
             intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot;
             (`ambagious' is archaic) [syn: {circumlocutious},
             {circumlocutory}, {periphrastic}, {ambagious}]

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